Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome 2015: Our NYE Recap and Resoltions

Well we are OFFICALLY out of 2014!
If you would have told me that we would NOT be flying cars in 2015 about 20 years ago I would have told you were CRAZY!?
Hard to believe that we have made it to another year already!
I swear the older you get the faster time goes by and well I don't like it...(pouts)
Since I was lucky enough to have New Years Eve off I threw (literally) together a family fun NYE Party...
My guest?
4 girls ages 12 and under... I am STILL a WILD CHILD :)
Decorating was BARE minimum lol with party hats and noise makers and my handy dandy chalk board...

As you can see we ended up with buffet style meal with JUNK food and goodies that they could snack on into the new year... I did do some last minute change ups to the menu due to lack of time...

We enjoyed "wine" in fancy glasses

Ok so mine really was wine :)

The hubby was unable to ring in the new year with us since he had to work today so I decided to (again) throw together some activities to keep the girls busy, partying and quiet until the stroke of midnight...

See THROWN together... I started these at 4 pm and the first event was set at 6pm AND I still had food to prep... HAHA


They all took turns (youngest to oldest) opening the activity and reading them out load...

Then it was off to have fun and enjoy the activity!

The activities went well until closer to midnight when the kids started loosing the battle to stay awake started... then they dropped one by one like flies LOL

We had activities like dressing up, makeovers, resolutions, favorite memories, crazy hair, charades, pedis, and a few others...

I think that this is something I will do next year too BUT actually make it LOOK good, this year the activities were ALL girly but I hope we can do one more versatile for boys and girls if needed and for all ages!

We (and by that I mean me and D) rang in the new year with our own "champagne" bottles!

Overall I am happy with the way the night turned out.. I didn't get my New Years Kiss from the hubby and I wish he could have celebrated with us BUT I got to spend it with my girls. Soon they won't want to hang out with mom...

Now for the REAL FUN!
This was one of the activities last night and I have to say I was pretty impressed with what they came up with.. well minus a few
(we can't ALWAYS be serious right?!)
So here we go:
Be nice to the cat...
Clean my own room more often (PLEASE JESUS!)
Have more fun!
Do the best make up for one year (insert eye roll)
Learn to use liquid eye liner (eyes are officially stuck in the back of my head)
1. Learn to cook
2: She will no longer be a vegetarian but a pescatarian now
  3: She forgot the rest
4: Oh Well TGINY (Thank God It's New Years)
(Totally her words...promise)
As for me and the hubby we decided to set a few 7 goals TOGETHER
and I have a few personal ones for myself,
 AND a few for my businesses and blogs
 (I will share these tomorrow)
(I PRAY this works better for us)
Here are a few of our 2015 goals:
1: Pay OFF certain bills:
There are certain bills we need gone asap like umm car payments etc... We have a few of these like we would like to kiss good bye in 2015...
2: SAVE $:
We have set an undisclosed amount to save every month each of us contributing half... NOTHING HUGE but it is a start and that is what counts
With me back in the wonderful world of retail AND me working over nights our time together is less than it has ever been... I have found this to be MORE important than ever!
Again another MUST DO I am off in the middle of the week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and he is off on well the weekends... so our family time is SLIM!
Time to set time aside and make memories...
We do only have 5 years before D graduates high school! EEEKKK
So this is something we don't do a lot of and that is where we mess up the most, don't get me wrong bills get paid but we don't take in consideration savings and school fees and then some thing comes up and we STRESS lol
With the kids 12,11, and 7 AND both of us working full time it is time that we ALL help.. I have started the chore charts for the kids this will help us with everything really more time to spend with each other when we all help
7: OUR education:
I took a break from college when I started working, I couldn't get a grip on a sleeping habit and kids and work and EVERYTHING else (hell we are not even unpacked all the way) this is something I think we BOTH need to get back to doing better...
The kids learn form example right?
I hope you all had an amazing New Years!
Does anyone else think D will win again?